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Canola fund short position continues to grow

MarketsFarm — Fund traders remained on the short side in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, adding to their large net short position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators […] Read more







Should I treat my seed with a fungicide?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: Why should I treat my seed with a fungicide? When should my seed treatment include an insecticide? A: Seeds and seedlings are vulnerable to many soil-borne and foliar pests. Insects and pathogens can destroy germinating seeds and young plants, which are relatively tender and lack food reserves to recover from injuries or to survive […] Read more




Monthly Canadian canola crush well below average

MarketsFarm — Canada’s monthly canola crush hit its lowest level in 1-1/2 years in February, according to the latest crushing data from Statistics Canada. The agency reported that 635,526 tonnes of canola were crushed in February 2019. That was down by nearly 200,000 tonnes from the January level and compares with the monthly average over […] Read more



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China stops buying Canadian canola

China has stopped buying any Canadian canola, says Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson. “The Chinese are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola (from any company) at this time,” he said Thursday. “Trade that was executed earlier is continuing. New sales are what appears to be affected.” Earlier this month China blocked canola imports from […] Read more